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Chapter 2: Top films in 2013 – 27 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 2.5 Best weekend performances of UK films A total of 34 films topped the UK weekend box office charts over the course of 2013. Nine of these were UK titles, which spent a total of 13 weeks at number one (Table 2.6). In 2012, 10 UK films achieved the number one slot in the weekend charts for a total of 20 weeks. Les Misérables, the third highest grossing film of the year, spent four weeks at the top of the box office charts in 2013, a number unequalled by any other release in 2013. (Two releases from 2012 topped the chart for four weeks: Skyfall and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.) Two independent UK films – Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and Rush – topped the weekend box office charts in 2013 for one week each, compared with a total of six weeks by four independent UK films in 2012. Table 2.6 UK films at number one in the weekend box office charts, 2013 Title First week at top Weekend gross (£ million) Box office gross (£ million) Distributor Number of weeks at number one Les Misérables 11/01/2013 8.1 40.8 Universal 4 Gravity* 8/11/2013 6.2 31.1 Warner Bros 2 Fast & Furious 6 17/05/2013 8.7 25.3 Universal 1 Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 09/08/2013 2.2 6.2 StudioCanal 1 Kick-Ass 2 16/08/2013 2.5 5.5 Universal 1 One Direction: This Is Us 30/08/2013 3.5 8.0 Sony Pictures 1 About Time 06/09/2013 1.8 7.7 Universal 1 Rush 20/09/2013 1.3 10.1 StudioCanal 1 Thor: The Dark World* 01/11/2013 8.7 20.1 Walt Disney 1 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Notes: Box office gross = cumulative total up to 23 February 2014. * Film still on release on 23 February 2014. i • For more on the top films of all time see Chapter 3 (page 28) • For more on the top films by genre in 2013 see Chapter 4 (page 34) • For more on UK talent and awards in 2013 see Chapter 7 (page 71) • For more on film distribution in 2013 see Chapter 9 (page 93) • For more on weekend/weekday box office performance in 2013 see Chapter 9, section 9.3 (page 99) • For more on the exhibition sector in 2013 see Chapter 10 (page 104)


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